South Bay

Big Win for SCVWD

04/25/2014

ES/PMA/Local 21 won an arbitration against the Santa Clara Valley Water District over retirement contributions.  Arbitrator Matthew Goldberg released his decision April 21 and orders back pay with interest to employees who have erroneously been paying an extra pension contribution.  The victory comes on the heels of AFSCME's December 2013 arbitration win on the same issue.  It's also another Local 21 win in a long string of arbitrations at the District.

Volunteer for Victory

04/10/2014

Join in on a friendly competition with our Local 21 Brothers and Sisters in San Francisco and Oakland.  Local 21 Members will be calling other Union Members to remind them about voting in the upcoming June 3 primary.  Vote By Mail ballots go out May 5!!  We'll gather at lunchtime in three Local 21 offices and call for an hour.  See the flier below for more information and to RSVP.

 

Faceoff at the Fonebank

04/10/2014

Join in on a friendly competition with our Local 21 Brothers and Sisters in San Francisco and Oakland.  Local 21 Members will be calling other Union Members to remind them about voting in the upcoming June 3 primary.  Vote By Mail ballots go out May 5!!  We'll gather at lunchtime in three Local 21 offices and call for an hour.  See the flier below for more information and to RSVP.

Local 21 ‘Talks to Chuck’

02/21/2014

As you know, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s proposed statewide ballot measure for the 2014 or 2016 ballot could make it impossible for us to ever afford to retire.  In response, 31 members of L21 stepped up at the January Delegate Assembly to retire him and his ballot measure for good.  The members, listed below, either increased their donations or made a donation for the first time to the ‘Chuck Reed Retirement Project’ aka Local 21 TJ Anthony Political Action Committee.  

Union Victory in San Jose Pension Suit

12/24/2013

The following message was sent to AEA, AMSP and CAMP Members in the City of San Jose regarding a pro-Union decision on the City's illegal pension reform, Measure B.

AEA, AMSP and CAMP Members,

After digesting the Measure B decision which was released yesterday, we wanted to provide a more detailed analysis of the decision.  Click here to view the tentative ruling.  

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Chapter Settles Contract

12/19/2013

Our Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects won some great enhancements after eight months of bargaining. As a result of constant pressure on the Board, members bargained improved contract language and a fair economic settlement:

Santa Clara County Member Raises Funds, Awareness for “Movember”

12/19/2013

Santa Clara County Engineers and Architects Association member Dave Jones combined his love of cycling and desire to improve awareness of men's health issues by participating in "Movember."

South Bay Chapters Celebrate the Holidays

12/11/2013

Local 21's South Bay chapters celebrated at their 8th Annual holiday luncheon with more than 260 members in attendance. Members gathered at the San Jose Garden Airport Hotel Ballroom and held their first canned food drive.

Santa Clara Valley Water District Members Stand for Respect, Trust

11/20/2013

More than 60 Engineers Society and Professional Management Association members asked their employer to increase transparency and morale at the Santa Clara Valley Water District. At the District’s November Board meeting, members demanded the Board be more respectful with employees. ES President Metra Ulloa spoke on behalf of all three bargaining units and presented a petition with more than 430 signatures to the Board.

San Jose Mayor Pushes State Ballot to Cut Retirement

11/12/2013

Chuck Reed, contender for “California’s Worst Mayor,” has filed papers for a statewide constitutional amendment to allow state and local governments to cut retirement benefits for current public employees.  The measure, which is also backed by the mayors of four small California cities, was filed with the Attorney General in October.  Reed says he is aiming to start collecting signatures soon and hopes to get it on the November 2014 ballot.

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